VMware Cloud Foundation contains an information disclosure vulnerability due to logging of credentials in plain-text within multiple log files on the SDDC Manager. A malicious actor with root access on VMware Cloud Foundation SDDC Manager may be able to view credentials in plaintext within one or more log files.
Information written to log files can be of a sensitive nature and give valuable guidance to an attacker or expose sensitive user information.
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While logging all information may be helpful during development stages, it is important that logging levels be set appropriately before a product ships so that sensitive user data and system information are not accidentally exposed to potential attackers. Different log files may be produced and stored for: